Appleton City, MO (August 14, 2022) – A vehicle crash took place in St Clair County on Saturday morning that left one man seriously injured. At around 8:40 a.m., on August 13, a collision was reported on US Highway 52.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the crash site, just two miles east of Appleton City, Missouri. Preliminary investigations show that a 2013 Ford Fusion and a 1986 Mercedes 300E collided on US Highway 52, leaving both vehicles with extensive damage.
The driver of the Mercedes, 80-year-old Edwin McDonald, was injured in the crash. He was airlifted from the scene and flown to Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he underwent further treatment.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Edwin McDonald recovers quickly from his injuries.
Car Accidents in Missouri
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 7.2 million people report motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States. Unfortunately, a significant number of these accidents end in injuries. Here in Missouri, we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized as a result of crashes.
There are many reasons why accidents continue to take place across our state. Reports show that nearly 25% of all collisions are caused by cell phone use. This includes drivers who are texting or talking while behind the wheel. More than 40% of accidents that take place involve alcohol. Driving while under the influence can make it difficult to operate a vehicle in a responsible manner. Other leading causes of collisions that we see include driving while fatigued, speeding, bad weather, and faulty equipment.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of an automobile accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case. A car accident lawyer in Appleton City will be able to help you determine what legal options can help you get justice.
Our Missouri personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will review the circumstances surrounding your accident. We will identify all factors that led to the accident taking place. If other drivers are responsible, we will pursue a personal injury claim against them on your behalf. We will help you get the money that you need for medical expenses and more.
If you’ve been injured due to a motor vehicle accident, you need a strong legal team by your side. Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are fearless, knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping you get justice. You can schedule a free consultation at our Missouri personal injury law firm by calling 816-888-8888. We are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to get started.
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